Mike Matusow was one happy camper when the final tally for Event #29, $10,000 Limit Hold'em reached 171 players-- the precise number of entrants he bet on. 107 of them will return tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. to continue the march to the final table.
Limit hold'em legends like Matt Hawrilenko, Terrence Chan, and defending champion Greg "FBT" Mueller sat alongside "Big Gamers" like Phil Ivey, Eli Elezra, and Jennifer Harman. Michael Reed ended Day 1 atop the field with 123,600, closely trailed by Brett Richey (102,000), Hoyt Corkins (98,000) and the unstoppable Russian banker Vladimir Schmelev, who bagged up just over 109,000 in chips. Ending their tournament early were Howard Lederer, Liz Lieu, Noah Boeken, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, and Daniel Negreanu.
Join us again tomorrow for Day 2. Tom Dwan is still in and chasing his bracelet bet... can he reach another final table and make the poker world sweat once again? We'll be there from the first flop to the final river, but for now, good night and good luck from Las Vegas.